Welcome to the August newsletter from your Dynamic District Governor and the Public Image team.
Our District Governor's Journey ~ Making a Difference
Greetings fellow Rotarians,
One month already has passed in the 2017/18 Rotary year. I’m sure club leadership teams are enthusiastically settling into their new roles and working on developing their year’s programme and activities. 
These will ensure the promotion of Rotary (remember – no acronyms!) and enhance membership and through the numerous programmes, be Making a Difference throughout our communities.
Membership, new Rotary basics: As the new Rotary year has commenced can I encourage you all to take up Rotary International President Ian Riseley’s Presidential Citation Challenge and give a lot of emphasis to the awareness of supporting the eradication of polio and the need to increase our membership.
Rotary Banners Available
Don't  forget we have some beautiful teardrop and pull up banners which are available for you to use at your events.  
There is no charge to borrow these other than the cost of the courier to return them.  

Both Leonie Tisch and David Hume have this year's pull-up-banner.

Contact details for David Hulme along with images of the resources are on the website.
Celebrate Rotaract's 50th anniversary all year long!
This year marks 50 years since the founding of the first Rotaract club and we’re celebrating all year long! 50 years of taking action, leading our communities, and changing the world deserve a big celebration. How will you celebrate this historic milestone?
Visit the hub for all things Rotaract 50 to get ideas to plan a service project, reconnect with alumni, and show your community the global impact of Rotaract.
Download the Rotaract 50 graphic and social media photo frames to promote your 50th-anniversary events and invite others to join the celebration! 
Papamoa Cycleway Rest Stop opening
The Rotary Club of Papamoa is pleased to invite interested parties to start using the cycleway rest area tucked nicely beside the cycleway off the end of Bell Road Papamoa.
Club President Russell Kilpatrick says this is the end of a project developed and installed by Rotary members and their partners for the benefit of the community.
The Rotary Club will officially open it for use Saturday morning, July 29th.
Love Soup from Rotorua North Rotary
Gina and Elmer Peiffer spoke about the way they support the local community, providing meals for the homeless people of Rotorua.
They also assist families in finding homes after being given 42 days to vacate their rental homes. They help source furniture, linen, cutlery etc for their homes.

Rotorua families tend to breed big – average 5 1/2 kids! So we are needing larger 3 to 5 bedroom rental homes in this area to accommodate these families.
Deeply wounded world needs Rotary Peace Centers

By Marie-Paule Attema, a Rotary Peace Fellow 

After months of anticipation I finally arrived in Brisbane, Australia, where I will be for the next 18 months while I pursue the Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland Rotary Peace Center.

I quickly felt at home after being picked up by our Australian parents who have been extremely helpful in our transition.  I have enjoyed the pros and cons of Australian living as I have quickly adapted to hot weather in March and traveling on ferry that feels more like the vacation than public transit

Members honoured at Rotary Club of Thames

Past Rotary District 9930 Governor Keith Owen, left, presents Max Bosselmann with a Service Above Self award

and 50 years of membership to the Rotary Club of Thames.

Rotary ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) patient doing well
ROMAC patient Vinna, who is currently being treated by Dr. Richard Willoughby in Hamilton, has completed her first round of surgery with flying colors.
She had surgery on her leg on Tuesday, July 11th and had a Taylor Spatial Frame fitted to stabilise the leg. She returns home to her host family on Friday, July 14th and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Treatment for managing infection is underway for the next six weeks and this is managed at home by super nurse Margaret - who is Vinna's host mother. Vinna will undergo a second round of surgery at the end of August. Margaret and Bruno's children Milannia and Alonzo have been a great support for Vinna.
Vinna forever has a smile on her face and is a very strong young girl. Dr. Richard Willoughby is confident that she will walk again following further surgery.
Don Shirley and Hamilton East Rotary Club are hosts and ROMAC is grateful for their ongoing support as well as the support from Colin Sanderson.
For more information on how you can help, contact Glenys Parton email: 
No 10 Story Hotel in Otorohanga says Rotary

The help request is for Otorohanga Rotary Club members. And other outsiders who want to volunteer.

Non-Otorohanga Folk. It's for your information too and an encouragement to view the website.  This message will make far better sense if you do


Steamfest starts at 9 pm Friday 18th of August - when a steam train arrives from Auckland with as many as 300 passengers to stay the weekend in and around Otorohanga
The only limitation being accommodation and the Jaffa organisers do not seem to have appreciated that there is no 10 story hotel on Maniapoto St.

Is it too late to arrange B&B in the style that we did for the Lincoln Uni Students ?..  It's 3 weeks away tonight..  We need to provide Two nights accommodation Fri Sat 18/19

How to Make a Difference in your Rotary Club
There are as many reasons to come to Rotary as there are Rotarians — maybe even a few more.
But each of us has stayed in Rotary because it adds something to our own lives. Through Rotary, we are making a difference in the world; and the more involved we become, the more of a difference Rotary makes to each of us.
What kind of difference Rotary clubs and individuals make through their service will always be their own decision.
District 9930 Rotarian of the Year Award.
Immediate Past District Governor Keith Owens was thrilled to acknowledge David Garland of Rotary Tauranga as District 9930’s Rotarian of the Year for the 2016/17 year. 
David was not present at the District Changeover so the award was kept under wraps until the first suitable occasion.
Due to health issues and a treatment programme, Dave’s attendance at Rotary has been less frequent over recent months. 
However, all was set up to finally present the award to him on Wednesday 26 July and it read:
Otumoetai Rotary Annual Charity Golf Tournament 

Otumoetai Rotary will host its 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Sunday 16th November 2017 at the Omokoroa Golf Club, Tauranga.

We welcome and proudly support the Child Cancer Foundation as our principal beneficiary for this event.

We welcome all golf players of all ages and supporters to join in this fun day.

Enter as a team of four or we will pair you with a friend for the day.

Contact us at 07 578 7157 or email and register your entry today.

Interplast’s long-term investment in training produces results for plastic surgeons
Across the Asia Pacific, local surgeons are growing in expertise with long-term Interplast support.
In Papua New Guinea, we have been working with Dr. John Maihua for almost 15 years, supporting his ongoing training and professional development.
When our teams first met Dr. Maihua, he was a trainee in PNG’s plastics program. Now he is the only fully qualified plastic surgeon in PNG, serving a population of 7.6 million people.
Kiwi Can thanks Rotorua Rotary Clubs
Being told over 40 years ago that “his cup was empty until he started doing things for other people” sent Sir Graeme Dingle on a path that led to the introduction of a new Rotary initiative in Rotorua recently.
He spoke in Rotorua to a packed lecture theatre at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (formerly Waiariki) where he launched the programme, thanks to the joint management and fundraising efforts of the five Rotary Clubs of Rotorua.
Sir Graeme is best known for his 50+ years of outdoor adventures and expeditions. He is the recipient of a variety of distinguished awards and was this year knighted for his services to outdoor pursuits and to youth. His passion is clear: “there are thousands and thousands of New Zealand kids who are bullied, depressed, who lack confidence, or who are vulnerable.
We aim to treat the causes of this suffering, not the symptoms: helping transform and guide these precious young lives towards a positive future”.
Well, that’s about all there is for this issue for District Governor Leonie. Don’t forget that the new District website is now fully operational and you will find a plethora of information about Rotary, D9930 clubs, and all activities. Please take a good stroll through the site by clicking HERE.
Editor Max Patmoy (
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